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    Helitrax Ski Camp

    Call 970.728.7414 for information or email


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    Dates: All camps for the 2013/2014 season have been completed. 2014/2015 dates will be announced in the Fall of 2014.
    Price including lift tickets: TBA
    Price for camp only: TBA



    Who: skiers who enjoy and are confident on all blue terrain and dream of skiing untracked lines and fresh snow beyond the ski area boundary.

    Why: Telluride has the Ideal terrain to build your skills and confidence within the ski area and Helitrax, Colorado’s most experienced heli-ski company, flies right out of the base area of the ski area. Their pristine terrain includes expansive alpine bowls, gladed slopes, and classic mountain couloirs. This wide variety of terrain allows them to choose the perfect run to suit a wide range of ability levels, from upper intermediate skiers to experts, on any particular day. View the following YouTube clip for a glimpse of the terrain available during your heli-ski day.

    Do you dream of skiing untracked lines but worry that your skills aren’t up to it? If you ski with confidence on all blue terrain, this camp will build skills and confidence to take your skiing out of the ski area and into the backcountry for an experience of a lifetime.

    The wide variety of groomed and ungroomed terrain with the Telluride Ski Area provides an unique environment to gain experience and coaching in similar terrain to what you’ll ski from the helicopter. The third day takes your new found skills and confidence into the backcountry to ski runs chosen to suit your desires and comfort level, with coaching and support provided to help you enjoy and succeed in this new environment.

    You’ll ski with one of Telluride’s most experienced instructors for all three days, and a guide from Colorado’s most experienced helicopter skiing company will join the group for the third day.

    With a minimum and maximum of 3 participants required for each date, pick two of your favorite friends or family members to share this unique experience and create lasting memories.

    For information, call the Telluride Ski School at 970-728-7414.


    Daily Schedule (Example)

    Evening before Day 1:
    Welcome reception, 5:30 – 7pm.
    Get to know your instructor and socialize with the rest of the group. BootDoctor’s, one of America’s leading boot fitters and ski shops, will be on hand to review the latest equipment, and assess your equipment selection and boot fit.

    Day 1:
    9 am – noon: 
    Using stance and alignment (instead of muscle and guts) to turn and control your skis on groomed terrain

    Noon – 1 pm:
    On mountain lunch, self-pay

    1 - 4pm:
    Using stance and alignment (instead of muscle and guts) to turn and control your skis on ungroomed terrain

    Day 2:
    9 am – noon:
    Doing more with what you’ve got (tactics and techniques to ski where you’ve always wanted to with the skills and gear you’ve already have)

    Noon – 1 pm:
    On mountain lunch, self-pay

    1 - 4 pm:
    Mileage to develop comfort and control in soft snow and other ungroomed conditions without fatigue.

    4 - 6 pm:
    Get Stoked: Meet your heli guide, preview the next day, questions and answers.

    Day 3: Heli Skiing in the San Juans with HeliTrax! (times subject to change due to weather conditions)

    8:30 am
    Meet HeliTrax at Peaks Hotel (located on the west side of the Mountain Village base area)
    -HeliTrax supplies skis, guiding, lunch, and all snacks

    3:00 ~ 4:00 pm
    Return to Peaks Hotel with HeliTrax


    Meet the Instructors

    Steve Hindman came to Telluride in 1976 to ski bum only to find no snow and no lifts open. This launched him into the backcountry, where he caught the initial wave of the telemark revolution. For most of the last 30 years, he lived in Bellingham, WA while traipsing about snowy mountains, meadows, and trails on all types of skis. He is a 12 year veteran of the PSIA (Professional Ski Instructors of America) telemark and cross-country demo team, lead the adult ski and snowboard school at Stevens Pass in Washington State for five years, and is currently one of the top alpine instructors at Telluride. In the summer, he guides bicycle trips for Lizard Head Cycling Guides in Ophir, CO. In between season, he worries editors as a ski writer.


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    Helitrax Ski Camp

    US Forest Service Telluride Ski Resort is a world-class Colorado ski resort and summer vacation destination located in the beautiful San Juan Mountains in Telluride, Colorado. In the summer, golfers and festivarians enjoy a beautiful mountain setting full of exciting activities and high-end amenities. In the winter, skiers and snowboarders have access to over 2,000 acres of beginner, intermediate and advanced skiing terrain with a vertical drop of 4,000 feet. Non-stop flights to Telluride Airport (TEX) and Montrose/Telluride Airport (MTJ) are available from major cities throughout the United States and, once you're here, Telluride's free gondola is the main source of transportation - no traffic or long lift lines, and no driving once you've arrived. Experience Telluride - plan your visit today!

    (800) 778-8581 | Telluride Ski Resort, 565 Mountain Village Boulevard, Telluride, Colorado 81435

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